|Book||Traffic Law NSW 14th Edition||22/08/2012||9780455230771||$172.80|
Traffic Law NSW is an established and reliable guide to road and traffic legislation in New South Wales.
It contains the most relevant NSW road and traffic legislation in one volume and is extracted from the authoritative subscription service Motor Vehicle Law New South Wales. It provides an invaluable source of practical information about motor vehicle law and its application in New South Wales.
The 14th edition incorporates changes to the Road Rules 2008 and a significant number of amendments to all pieces of road transport legislation contained in this work, current to 6 July 2012.
New developments in this edition include:
- New penalties information;
- Changes to the demerit point system, including an increased points threshold for a newly introduced category of "professional drivers" and the non-recording of demerit points where an offender is given the benefit of an order under s 10 Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999;
- The introduction of clause 171A Road Transport (General) Regulation 2005 - definition of "vehicle" now includes tracked vehicles, such as bulldozers, overcoming the decision in Doumit v Jabbs Excavations  NSWCA 360;
- Changes to Division 2 of Road Transport (General) Act 2005 by the Road Transport (General) Amendment (Vehicle Sanction) Act 2012;
- Amendment of s 14 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999, regarding police powers of arrest following failed breath test; and
- Road Rules 2008 amended by Road Amendment (Parking Schemes) Rules 2012 in relation to parking schemes.
Important case law decisions contained in this edition include:
- Disqualification provisions under the Road Transport (General) Act 2005 in RTA v Papadopoulos, RTA v O'Sullivan, Meakin v DPP and RTA v Higginson;
- Expert evidence under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999 in RTA v Addario;
- Heavy vehicle obligations in RMS v Mainey;
- Approval of District and Local Court authorities Baulman v The Queen and Police v Murray in DPP v Langford regarding sobriety assessments under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999; and
- Reasonable cause to conduct a random breath test pursuant to s 13 of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act 1999 in State of NSW v Quirk.
Traffic Law NSW 14th Edition is an essential guide for legal practitioners, law enforcement personnel and anyone else involved in the application and interpretation of road and traffic law in NSW.
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